What Happened in July 1882

Historical Events

  • Jul 4 Telegraph Hill Observatory opens in San Francisco
  • Jul 6 14 Russian Jews from Bilu arrive in Jaffa, Palestine
  • Jul 11 British fleet bombards Alexandria
  • Jul 12 1st ocean pier in US completed, Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 13 200 die as train derails near Tcherny, Russia
  • Jul 17 6th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (6-1 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-2)
  • Jul 18 Louisville Tony Mullane is 1st to pitch righty then lefty

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jul 26 Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal" premieres in Bayreuth, Germany

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Edgar Mayne, cricketer (Australian batsman, prolific for Victoria)
  • Jul 5 Inayat Khan, Indian sufi (founder of the Sufi Order in the West (London) in 1914), born in Vadodra, Bombay State, British India (d. 1927).
  • Jul 7 Zdzislaw Jachimecki, composer
  • Jul 8 Percy Grainger, composer/pianist/conductor (Hill Songs), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jul 8 John Anderson, 1st Viscount Waverley, British civil servant, politician and Chancellor of the Exchequer (1943-45), born in Midlothian, Scotland (d. 1945)
  • Jul 10 Ima Hogg, American society leader, Texas art patron and founder of Houston Symphony, born in Mineola, Texas (d. 1975)
  • Jul 10 Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Italian composer, born in Strakonice, Czech Republic (d. 1949)
  • Jul 16 Edward Earle, Canadian actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1972)
  • Jul 16 Felix Locher, Swiss actor (Frankenstein's Daughter), born in Berne, Switzerland (d. 1969)
  • Jul 18 Manuel Gálvez, Argentine novelist (La maestra normal), born in Paraná, Argentina (d. 1962)
  • Jul 21 David Burliuk, Ukrainian artist (d. 1967)
  • Jul 22 Edward Hopper, US painter (House by the Railroad)
  • Jul 25 George S. Rentz, U.S. Navy Chaplain (awarded the Navy Cross during WW II), born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania (d. 1942)
  • Jul 27 Donald Crisp, British actor and director (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana), born in Bow, London, England (d. 1974)
  • Jul 27 Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer, born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1965)
  • Jul 30 Holmes Herbert, British actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Kiss), born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1956)
  • Jul 30 Leo van Puyfielde, Flemish art historian and museum curator
  • Jul 31 Grete Gulbransson, Austrian writer and poet (Geliebte Schatten), born in Thüringen, Austria (d. 1934)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Joseph Brackett, American composer (b. 1797)
  • Jul 9 Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero(b. 1848)
  • Jul 11 Eugène Simonis, Belgian sculptor, dies on 72nd birthday
  • Jul 12 Alfred Humphreys Pease, composer, dies at 44
  • Jul 13 Johnny Ringo, American Gunfighter (b. 1850)

Person of interestMary Todd Lincoln

Jul 16 Mary Todd Lincoln, American wife of Abraham Lincoln and US First Lady (1861-65), dies at 63

First Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln
First Lady of the United States
Mary Todd Lincoln
  • Jul 19 Ivan Gagarin, Russian Jesuit and founding editor of Études, dies at 67